A piece of my writing is being shown as part of the Real and Imagined Lives exhibition being held at M Shed in Bristol this autumn/winter. I’m very excited about it! Details about the exhibition are below. It’s there from 20 October 2012 to 6 January 2013. My writing will be displayed alongside one of the photographs. But I can’t tell you which one. It’s a secret….
On loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London this exhibition looks at identity through fame and anonymity, reality and fiction and how people will be remembered.
The mysterious 16th and 17th century portraits in Imagined Lives have inspired internationally renowned authors to create fantasy character sketches and fictional biographies. Bringing to life the sitters whose identities have been lost or misattributed. Who are these people? What do the paintings unveil about the anonymous?
In Real Lives, local writers offer their alternative insight into the people we think we know through contemporary photographic portraits of people with a Bristol connection, including Damien Hirst, JK Rowling, Stephen Merchant and Iris Murdoch.